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the major powers, china has a key role to play here. japan, would like to see russia for a more helpful. obviously, the united nations, security council still has a role to play in many issues as it celebrates its next set of actions. but we have to, together, find a way to make sure that the kim family regime doesn't feel invulnerable when it improves its march towards a nuclearized icbm. when it improves its capabilities through provocations to the region. we need, in other words, an offense not just a defense. to put it in a different way. we have to shift from what has been defensive containment that's been very leaky because of cooperation with iran proliferation off the peninsula with the fact we have not stopped this long march to a capability, to an offensive containment strategy where the united states, especially its key allies, south korea and japan, augment in the first instance, a defensive posture, through improved and more integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance through ballistic missile capability, through a readiness to deal with provocations across the
. we need china's support because chinese banks are harboring some of the ill-gotten gains, the illicit gains of north korea. and if china wanted really to put the screws for kim jong-un and his inner circle they could tighten up some of those bank accounts overnight and would send a very quick swift signal that there is a price to be paid for provocation, and if you want to deal with the world as it is, you're going to convoy from this provocation and a different direction, even if you can't open up your country overnight without reform. anyway, we have to remain open to real change. we do need a political exit ramp eventually from this horror story in north korea, not to suggest we're trying to seek rapid regime change. we are not seeking more. we are not seek rapid regime change. win a silver light on old measures, but we do have to bring all of these instruments of policy to bear in a more effective strategy. in china, which has to be fitting on a new assessment of north korea. it's north korean ally. on the one hand, they may be saying yes, north korea's nuclear weapons state and a
media sites. at the recent world economic forum in switzerland participates discuss china's economic future and the policy changes needed to move the country forward. ists including -- analysts included economic professors from china and the u.s. the role world economic forum is anen yule event this is about an hour. [inaudible conversations] welcome from inside economic forum. the party congress has said the very ambition goal for all -- [inaudible] and. we'll ask whether how it can be achieved over the next hour. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> translator: i'm going to divide the one hour in to three parts. first we're going to talk about whether the vision could be achieved. what our major challenge and the reasons and the second part will be reform. and so i want to discuss about the priorities of reform that is how to set the reform lastly welcome to talk about the government. we have to talk about the role of the government and also what is the expectations of our -- on the new administration and also ten to fifteen minutes for the audience. let me introduce the five distinguished g
the discussion on china's increasing cyber attacks on the u.s. from today's "washington journal." >> host: john reed is a foreign policy national security reporter for "foreign policy" magazine. good morning. thanks for being with us. this headline from the new times are good as we, a 60 page report looking at china's role in cybersecurity. if you review the report with the children? >> guest: it was more fascinating piece of evidence, something we've all known has been going on for years and years and years if you been paying attention to cybersecurity. we saw proof that, very strong evidence of leaking of the chinese government to actual theft of intellectual property. you hear a story about defense contractors networks being penetrated by hackers who are in china and then a few years later it looked an awful lot like an american stealth fighter. this is the first time you could see it point at a building in china as a this is a building owned by the chinese government and say this is likely where this is coming from and here's what they're doing and here is what they're stealing. it gave tha
wonder if you just talk a little bit about what we see in the pacific, not just about china, but about some of the inner asian problems that we are seeing. and if you can, doing what our comments today are talking about, linking it back to some of the economic questions that we face in the prosperity that we have gotten used to up to a point. >> well, first of all, we know how asia feels in this discussion. when attention comes, it is very quick and it's get it over with as soon as you can. >> this is why you grow a beard. [laughter] >> let me mention three things. three things that will be on the radar we should be aware of here in washington dc. then we can actually get back to the broader discussion. so if tom was talking about the media game, asia sees itself as a long-term game. they view what is going on here in those terms. it's not something -- they don't think it's going to be resolved tomorrow. whether it's not just china, it's japan and india, at southeast asia looking over long-term to understand what the correlation and balance of power is going to become. so part of the f
on china and threats from terrorists and rogue nations. he will be speaking at george washington university, and that starts at 6:30 p.m. with the u.s. in the unbreakable is week we're featuring some of booktv's we can programs on prime time here on c-span2. tonight former iraq and afghanistan general begins at 8 p.m. eastern with stanley mcchrystal and then fred kaplan, david petraeus, also jeffrey engel discusses a collection of essays on the goal for. >> the economy is at china basin is communism in name only these days. it's to preserve the power of the members of the communist party. but they basically threw most of the ideology aside when deng xiaoping opened the country up and is now a capitalist haven. the communism in china, they talk the talk at great length of these party congresses about marxism, leninism, to do. it's all about preserving the party power economic as a country continues to grow because they threw aside the most vestiges of common is alongside the in north korea it's all about preserving the power of the military and the kim dynasty as you have there. and again, i
the sequester would result the communism of china is coming to name these days and it preserves the power of the members of the communist party but they basically through most ideology aside whether he opened the country up and is now become a capitalist haven, the communism now in china they talked at great length that the congress is about marxist lennon etc. but it's all about preserving the party's power economically as the country continues to grow because they threw aside most vestiges of communism a long time ago. and north korea, it's all about preserving the power of the military and the kim dynasty and it has nothing to do with what karl marx vision of communism way back. it's a fascinating book somehow on how communism when it moved into asia it diverged into something different in vietnam, cambodia, north korea, and the communism that appeared in europe and eastern european countries that is an absolutely fascinating split that occurred now the public affairs channel and the magazine hosted a discussion on u.s.-canadian relations. speakers include the canadian ambassador to th
to nebraska on my summer that a trade mission to china. we can do need to expand and strengthen a relationship to china, just like canada, mexico, japan and many other countries. during the past few years, nebraska asked for to china have grown rapidly in china is no nebraska's fourth-largest trading partner. the nebraska china relationship is just beginning and i'm confident this will be a growing and improving relationship for many years to come. as we continue to make state government more efficient and accessible to citizens, how to recognize professionals throughout state government for what they do. from online motor vehicle registration renewals to our 511 system that provides immediate and accurate information about current road conditions, our goal is to provide more and better technology in the future. i'm also pleased to share with you our efforts to have state workers make wellness a part of their everyday lives. we offer an innovative bonus program in a health insurance package designed around wildness. in 2012, the state of nebraska wellness program became the first and only stat
thing was to deal with china, which you could do separate from negotiations and separate root from all the processes because really that's, china is just a huge emitter. and, you can't deal with the problem without them. i mean you can't deal without us either but you can't deal without them. he might make that a focus. that might improve things. but really, maybe some difference. i wouldn't say a lot. >> and from your time back in the state department in the clinton years you were involved in some early efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. i don't know if you have any perspective on less sorns learned -- lessons learned in the approach tried then. >> i think we made a number of mistakes. it was me at least in part. what did we really learn? i think the most important lesson from kyoto is you can not negotiate a treaty unless you're prepared to do stuff at home to meet the requirements. and i think, it wasn't enough thinking that went into what it is that the u.s. was prepared to do domestically before kyoto was negotiated. and then of course we had other reasons it was never subm
the through decide when he opened up the country and it's become a capital haven. the communism now in china they talked at great length devotees about marxist etc. but it's all about preserving the power economically as the country continues to grow because they threw aside the vestiges of communism a long time ago. in north korea is about preserving the power of the military and the dynasty as you have there and again, it really has nothing to do with i think what is envisioned as communism we back. it could be a fascinating book on how communism when it moved diverged into something different in vietnam, cambodia, laos, north korea, then the communism in europe it's a fascinating split that occurred. >> "washington post" correspondent now harvard fellow richard on 34 years of reporting on the insight from our dhaka the world. sunday >>> the supreme court ruled unanimously today that a drug sniffing dog alert is sufficient probable cause to legally justify a search of someone's vehicle. the justice in her opinion for the court said that the question is whether all of the facts surrounding
china, russia and some of the mideast countries want to have more government involvement in the development of the internet. the u.s.-led involvement in the internet, they're concerned about the multi-stakeholder private-sector governance of the internet which i think has led to the internet's wonders of the great development of that and i'm very much on the side of the united states on this. and by the way this is one area in which the republicans or democrats, this is the one area that they can easily agree on. now on the other hand some republicans point to exactly the point that you make and that is there is some hypocrisy here. we are saying hey wait a minute we want a free network that on the other hand we want rules like network neutrality here domestically and we won't want to have the government involved in the international sphere. i think on the other hand some folks who support the network neutrality rules would say there is quite a difference between those two instances and that would not be a fair comparison. i probably am on the side of the import to your q
. and this is not a james bond in a tuxedo. this is someone in china hacking their way into a company and stealing any information that company has this of value or into a research lab. this is a pandemic. it's a quiet pandemic but it's a pandemic. billions of dollars in the intelligence estimate says $300 billion is what it costs the united states. they lost research and development. that means lost jobs. you can't be an american company and compete against a chinese company if all the money that you pay for r&d they get for nothing. they get all of your r&d for nothing. whether it is taxpayers' money or stockholders' money that pays for that r&d come they wait until it is done and then they use it to compete against us. the third issue that's called cyber is something called cyber war and that thankfully hasn't happened very much but it's been demonstrated that it could happen. what does that mean? instead of blowing something up with a bomb or a missile you blow it up with a cyber command. not science fiction. it's been demonstrated. in fact the united states did it to iran opening of 800 nuclear c
her master's at gw school of engineering and applied science. originally from china, she's been india united states for five years, studying operations research and the systems engineering department. if you talk to her you will see, she's pretty smart. she would like to stay here. she wants to invest her talents in america, and maybe even start her own company. but she has seen too many of her friends with advanced degrees have to go home, despite sharing some of her same dreams and aspirations of wanting to become part of this country. now last year the house passed a bipartisan s.t.e.m. jobs act which helped fix this problem. we will act again in this congress, and we hope the senate chooses to join us at this time. i look forward to fiona realizing her dream, and our country reaping the rewards of her hard work and talent. whether it's college or the cost of day care, making life work for more families means reducing the economic insecurity plaguing so many working moms and dads. over the last 20 years the world has changed. it used to be that one could make a career out of workin
of this decade, not some distant year, our interest payments to china, our largest foreign creditor, at $1.2 trillion will be covering the entire cost of that communist country's military. think of the horrific irony of that. at the same time that america is bound by treaties to defend our allies in asia against chinese aggression, the american taxpayers are bankrolling the threat through the interest payments that we are paying to the chinese. now, mr. president, neither the senator from new hampshire or i are saying that the pentagon should be exempt from budget scrutiny or even future cuts, but the disproportionate impact that sequestration would have on our troops, on our national security is dangerous and it must be averted, and the department cannot continue to operate on a continuing resolution that increases costs, prevents long-term planning and makes it impossible for the department to function effectively. i would yield to my colleague from new hampshire to expand on some of these points, and then we will talk further about the impact. mrs. shaheen: thank you, senator collins, a
and the rest of the world. brescia, china and almost the whole world has condemned what they have done in as a result of that, it should be of great concern to the international community that they are continuing to develop their capabilities to threaten the security, not only south korea, but the rest of the world and for that reason, i think we have to take steps to make very clear to them that that kind of behavior is unacceptable. >> have you required many subjects are contemplating taking? >> at the combination of a number of things. one is obviously diplomatic steps that have to be taken, bringing the security council together to condemn actions is important to organizing to do that. i believe this morning i talked with the minister of south korea and we both agreed that we are to make sure that we made clear that we are going to continue to conduct exercises they are. we are going to continue to deploy forces in that area and show the north koreans we are fully prepared to deal with any contingencies. we work with those south korea and japan to try to develop the kind of defense
. a recent analysis shows china has announced surpassed. the united states is the world's largest trading nation. furthermore, the risk of international currency war at least appears to me is rising which could push the u.s. back into a recession or worse. statements by the u.s. political leaders and international conferences on the policy are not enough to be without a clear policy and a coherent strategy to advanced policy, the international monetary system will continue to be addressed. our future economic competitiveness depends upon the united states leading efforts to establish a fair, stable and transparent financial and currency system based on market principles. i look forward to hearing your views about these important matters before the treasury and the plan of action if you are to be confirmed in addition i understand you've worked as a managing director and chief operating officer in the two units of citigroup but it is unclear what you're exact role and responsibilities were. it makes legal and financial activities we know little about your knowledge of the activities and pr
have a surplus. why? because san francisco in july last it has been 55% of china's imports -- in other words, with offshore offshore. if you take off that figure from the chinese figures, down comes the 220 billion up goes the u.s. by 220 billion we are running a surplus. good example of that is apple. apple iphone's come here, made in china. however, they are 66% u.s. content and 3% chinese. although 1% under is chinese. so why have these figures -- [inaudible]? >> i think that story come with all due respect vastly overblown. jim cramer at uc irvine is done the best research and event. really she was not u.s. versus china. it's, that the and getting more of the value added. i think when you look at the tree, look, the trade system, when apple sells ipr exports ip, that's included in the trade system. when we move apart over china to get it civil, that's included as an export. the whole thing is included as an import. i just don't think those numbers are anywhere near as flawed as you would suggest. >> so i think we're going to in this panel here. thank you, the digital fabrication --
to come to the united states or is it going to go off shore to china? that's what you see these green lines here, they show the pipelines that would take that oil to china. rather than the united states. the net effect, we continue to import oil from the middle east, and canadian oil goes to china? makes no sense, let alone the better environmental stewardship that we produce working with canada. which we'll tawch on as well but i'd like at this point to to ask the distinguished senator from arkansas, senator boozman, to join the colloquy and i would also invite senator manchin as well, and i see that senator begich is here, too. so i would invite senator boozman to make his comments, but then also offer the opportunity for our other distinguished senators to join in the colloquy. mr. boozman: well, i thank the senator from north dakota for your leadership and, again, spearheading us, all of the senators that are here in a very bipartisan way are trying to move this project forward. you know, we talk a lot about jobs in regard to this project, but that simply cannot be overemphasized.
shipping our jobs to china and other countries, they're stacking their profits in the cayman islands, bermuda, other tax havens, and avoiding their responsibilities a taxpayers. offshore tax schemes have become so absurd that one five-story office building in the cayman islands is now the home to more than 18,000 corporations. one building, and everybody knows what that is all about. all that is is a maildrop for corporations. they don't exist there. they just use that address as a means to avoid paying taxes to the united states and other countries. let me just give you a few examples of some of these large corporations and what they have done to avoid paying american taxes, at a time when revenue today as a percentage of g.d.p. is almost the lowest that it has been in decades. so the choice is, you cut social security, medicare, medicaid, or do you ask enormously profitable corporations to stop using loopholes-to-a void paying taxes? just a few examples. i can give you many. in 2010, the bank of america, one of the largest financial institutions in this country, an institution bail
is created. milton friedman talks about how he went to china, and he was asked by the minister of finance or somebody like that in china, a very smart man, you don't get to the top of a 5000 year old meritocracy without being every smart guy, and a he asked milton friedman who was in charge of material distribution in the united states. friedman said for once he was speechless. who is in charge of material distribution? he said i thought of telling them the chicago board of trade, but that's not really the answer either. the answer of course is no one is in charge of materials distribution. the market of coordinates that, and that's why we've had a lot of materials in the united states and they've had hardly any materials in china back when you're trying to plan and organize materials distribution. hayek wrote about the alternative view to the spontaneous order which was the fatal -- the idea that experts can direct resources more efficiently than can millions of independent decision-makers. and we saw the most strikingly in the comments the world where there was this idea that committees
are crude prices up so much was i like to say it's three defected. china, china, china but if what we've seen is record demand for oil worldwide, even though the u.s. is still a large player but much smaller than it used to be and as long as we continue to growth in demand in places like china, buying what, 24 million cars, growth rates of 7.5% followed by india, you see a powerful movement forward in terms of demand. and so with tight supplies, for chile we're seeing some positive aspects in u.s. and other parts around the globe so we haven't seen the real spikes. what you do see is a case of relatively tight market. the u.s. demand is down, and this is reflected in. what you seems to demand is down, gasoline demand is down which is tied more to things that retail sales, employment and so on. diesel demand is also down and that's tied more to the production side of the economy, whether its production of exports and when. and i carefully compare these diesel demand numbers with bob's numbers because they should move together. if they don't one of us has a problem, but they pretty much
, in the past year, china has more than doubled its investment in developing new agricultural technologies. those are the kinds of farsighted policies that are enabling china to emerge as a world power, in which we, frankly, need to get back to. as we shift our focus and our resources towards smarter, more constructive forms of international interaction, it's critical that food security remain at the center of shaping the secure world. when it comes to diplomacy that means forging stronger public-private and government-to-government relationships, like usaid's promise to feed the future initiative. initiatives like the the future our country led. and focus on local solutions to enable countries to take ownership of their own development. it also means ensuring that half a billion small holder farmers can participate meaningfully pashtun meaningfully and democratically. in governing their own countries. smallholders feed an estimated 80% of the population of asia and sub-saharan africa, yet these farmers often have no voice in the future. more specifically come it means empowering women who
of questions we need to fix from china to do the right thing. this gives us information on what's going to happen in the future. they have said that over the next ten years would double the cost so you have a 100% increase on 3 trillion in these programs over the next ten years. during that time other entitlements are going to go up 39% and the spending only 10% so it is very clear it's not the biggest part of the problem now, it is the fastest-growing part of the problem and it's an incredibly important program but they are not sustainable in the current form. by the way the other thing that is causing a problem in the deficit is the interest payment and they've told us that in the next ten years or interest payment is going to go up 284%. the bulk relates to the increase in spending on the entitlement side, which encourages us to borrow more so the question is the obvious one are you willing to take this on and the president has talked about a lot. he has even said and like what he refuses to pass this problem on to another generation of americans. but so far that is what the administ
in the world. today we no longer emit the most carbon dioxide. china has passed us. but we have emitted the most over time. nations all over the world have implemented carbon reduction plans. some have implemented carbon pricing. many invest far more than we do in renewable energy. the united states is falling behind rather than leading. even china, today's biggest polluter, recently committed to reduce the amount of carbon it emits relative to its economic output. and in 2009, china surpassed the united states of america in renewable energy investment. looking at all of that, it is hard to imagine that those who will suffer, those who will be displaced, those who will lose their ancient livelihoods all around the world will look benevillbenevolently upon our n. it is hard to believe that they will not resent that they are forced to bear those burdens as the price of our carbon economy. one can readily imagine extremists who wish to rally disenchanted people against us, even to violence against us, finding fertile opportunity where that resentment festers. will it not be? as daniel webs
at facilities in china with weaker environmental standards and more emissions than facilities in the united states. the u.s. moreover will continue to import oil from the middle east, again on tankers, factor in the cost of trucking and railing the product to market over land, and the result, contrary to the claims of opponents, will be more emissions and a less secure distribution system without the keystone x.l. pipeline project. think about it. so we say okay, we're not going to have this pipeline, even though we have built other pipelines already. we're not going to get oil from canada. what happens? that oil goes to china, higher emissions. you are going to take it across the ocean which is greater risk than putting it in a pipeline. you will have it refined in refineries in china which have much worse emission standards than our own. and guess what we get to do. we don't get the jobs, we don't get the tax revenues. you know what we do get to do? we get to continue to import our oil from the middle east. how does that sound? is that a good idea with what's going on in iran and with wha
being here, we worry about china, whether they are going to be the road to the future. we worry about shortages and everything in the world. when you are worried about a lack of resources and china taking over the world, you become very pessimistic. you begin to wonder. are we graduating too many scientists remapped all of this is based on the perspective of yesterday. we are really worried about this, we are starting to develop a complex, wondering and we wake up and realize that maybe we can get ahead again. the united states is in the middle of another reinvention. as we speak, technology is changing the landscape and giving america assistance. just like we saw, we worry about running out of oil, now you have saudi america. for acting came along and changed our entire perspective. that is just one small thing. five years ago, none of you would ever have used social media like facebook or twitter. the same thing is happening in manufacturing, everything is advancing so fast. within the next five to seven years, my prediction is that china will start coming back to america. we have t
other country will. china, for example, is not the only example, is rapidly -- china's gdp of course is smaller than united states, but its economy is growing much faster. and by some calculations, their total exports imports are roughly equal to what ours are today. unless we act, we can expect that china's increasing research funding and the funding of others will mean that the relative competitiveness of the u.s. will weaken probably in ways that go to our historical core strengths. sequestration is unnecessary, and it's unavoidable. we absolutely must deal with the budget deficit, but this massive indiscriminate type approach are counterproductive. such cuts will dampen growth, and thereby reduce tax revenue. such cuts definitely are not usually good for the deficit long-term. we are less than three weeks away from having these massive cuts. i'm here to join others in urging president obama, congressional leaders come together for the sake of america's future and in the sequestration. together, we before you are united in our efforts to ensure that america maintains its place in
look at the world that i teal with in -- that i deal with in china, i would never be prepare today suspend, you know, the constitution or the bill of rights. but the chinese have an incredibly efficient and strategic way of getting at their national issues. that don't require necessarily the same level of coordination and democratic process that we employ here. our part in the united states is significantly more complicated by all kinds of considerations. dysfunction in washington sometimes being at the top of the list. but once we get past that, there's still a lot we can do. i'm an optimist on what can be accomplished by people of goodwill looking long term to solve problems. and i would point to the evidence done on the fuel economy regulations for the 17-25 period. that was accomplished, i think, because people of goodwill from all the stakeholders that were involved in that process to solve a problem together and come up with reasonable solutions to do that. and in the sense of full disclosure, i need to tell anthony i was one of those damn lawyers, anthony -- [laughter] that
floor, the role of china. everywhere we went, we heard time and again how china is everywhere, often at the exclusion of american businesses, investment and influence. this pattern costs us not only lost jobs but lost diplomatic and security engagement. that's why last year, senator boozman and i introduced a bill to create a coordinated u.s. strategy to boost u.s. exports to africa and in turn foster american jobs. this bipartisan bill cleared the foreign relations, banking and finance committees, only to be held up at the last minute at the end of the year by senator toomey of pennsylvania, and to his credit, he didn't do it in a secret manner. he came to the floor and objected. although i disagreed with him, i respected the fact that he stated his point of view. i would lake to sit down with him again and any others who are skeptics about this legislation and let them know what i saw on this trip. delaying the passing of this legislation cost us more than lost influence on the continent and jobs here at home. it really is going to be a squandered opportunity. think about this -- i
and military officials and experts indicate strongly that china remains committed to this course of a low nuclear policy. china would not raise through parity or supremacy, and would, in fact, take the opposite position to join in arms reduction process if the united states reduces their arsenals to low numbers. i mean, forgive me, but i do know who he talked to and i'm not sure they were telling the truth anyway. matter of fact i doubt, and this is the kind of thing that went into the report. general schwartz, air force chief of staff, about this report was asked about it, he was not sympathetic. general schwartz said quote i don't agree with this assessment for this study. the current stratcom commander, general taylor thomas strategic forces command who has new requirement for the united states government said quote, regarding the global zero report, in my view, we have the force size, force structure, force posture of the day that we need for our national security needs. what did the report call for in conclusion? they are not shy about -- united states go, could seek to achieve, this
-abortion, pro-sterilization, pro-family-planning, he's an advocate of china's one child policy because again, more people are obstructed. so he organized multiple planned parenthood chapter in 1960s. and 70 certain the sierra club population committee, and is a board member for zero population growth. he then started, started their -- started there. 800 number to all of his building this movement and couching conservative principles. and some of the board members are even worse. the executive director of fair refers to one child policy which i think everybody agrees is disgusting as, he calls an international family planning program. one of his board members, the board secretary of f.a.i.r. currently wrote a letter to the editor of new times in the '80s and said, i think this is a trickle, i think china has solved one of the most humane and -- policy -- that's unbelievable. this is information that hasn't gotten out there because we sort of, it's just become understood that immigration restriction is the part of the litmus test. it's not. these people don't have a conservative bone in their
dramatic. .. unless we act, we can expect china's increase in research funding and the funding of others will mean that the relative competitiveness of the u.s. will weekend, probably in ways that go to our core strengths. sequestration is unnecessary. we absolutely must deal with the budget deficit, but this massive indiscriminate approach of counterproductive. such cuts will damp and growth and thereby reduce tax revenue. such cuts definitely earn dealing with the deficit over the long-term. for less than three weeks away from having these massive cuts. i am here to join others in urging president obama, congressional leaders come together to defeat america's future anti-sequestration. to gather, we before you are united to ensure america maintains its place and the innovation research. >> good morning, everyone. i am hunter rawlings representing the aau, which comprises 60 of the leading research universities in the u.s. as peter said, he and i are also representing the task force on american innovation and you have a letter in your press packet from the task force that i hope you wil
in this constrained budget in china. we must opened your dhs becomes a better steward of taxpayer dollars. this 10 year anniversary of the creation of dhs presents the subcommittee with an opportunity to reflect on what has worked, what has not worked, and where dhs needs to improve. recommendations by today's witnesses will help us better understand the issues that dhs faces, and identify ways to help dhs improved. and i look forward to the testimony. the chair when i recognize the ranking minority member of the subcommittee, the gentleman from arizona, mr. barbour, for any statement he may have. >> thank you, mr. chairman. it's a pleasure to be here this morning, and welcome to witnesses and members of the subcommittee. i'm looking forward to working with the chairman any productive and bipartisan manner as we conduct oversight of the department. it is apparent to me already having met the chairman and spoken with him at length that we see eye to eye on many issues related to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department. and i appreciate his courtesy and collaboration with me as we move th
that outsource companies to china or india. they would no longer be able to claim tax deductions for doing so . our plan would stop wasteful subsidies to farmers, some of whom don't even farm anymore. mr. president, there are some farmers who grew rice decades ago who now have subbriggses on their old -- subdivisions on their old rice patties, or strip malls. they can still get payments from the federal government for growing rice they don't grow. that -- chairman stabenow has led the efforts to mik make sure that won't happen anymore. that's part of our legislation. and that would help reduce -- and it would ask the wealthiest among us -- for example, mr. president, if you make $5 million a year, our legislation would say, if you make $5 million a year, you have to pay a minimum of 30% in taxes. i don't think that's too outrageous. it's called the buffett rule because this multibillionaire said that he should pay as much in taxes as his secretary. which he doesn't. and this legislation would make it more fair in that regard. almost 60% of republicans around the country, mr. president, favor
but as the senator mentioned with china opposed that processed prospect is bleak. the u.n. says it is committed to a free bashar al-assad. it has supported the effort to unite the fraction of opposition groups. they've sent more than 200 million to syria since the uprising began in march of 2011. but that has been limited to humanitarian assistance and nonlethal aid to the opposition to provide services on the ground and plan for the post assad syria that today seems far off. the u.s. has been left to arming the rebels to allies in the gulf and has all but ruled out military action. now, the syrian people have called for more u.s. help. the region is looking for more american leadership and in the united states, there is a robust debate on whether the u.s. can and should save syria. we have a panel here today to discuss all these issues all of whom have written extensively on syria and who i rely on for a thoughtful analysis on this complex issue. robert kagn is a center fellow of the united states and european foreign policy of the brookings institution. his most recent book "the world america
, period. you don't see china, russia going all over the world, you know, being the world's policemen. it's time we stop. >> host: okay, and we increase spending that way? >> caller: yes. it's time we embraced sanity instead of insanity. >> host: all right. june in norfolk, virginia, a republican caller. hi, june. >> caller: hi. we've got to get rid of these taxes. this is just too much. we gave in already once. we've give in several times -- we've given in several times. we've got to stop the spending. it's, we are, you know, we've got, we've got socialistic governments all over the world. if that's what you want, please, get on a plane and go there and live. >> host: so, june -- >> caller: we have got to get our country under control. >> host: so, june, do you think republicans should hold that line and let sequestration happen if they, if democrats will not agree to spending cuts? >> caller: well, they're not going to agree to spending cuts. they have all of the press, and it is spun every day. we hear nothing on the media about the fact that we are taxed too much. >> host: okay. >> ca
] cybersecurity and defense cooperation are the two. as you know, china and america -- in his defense, modernizations. what do you think about these two important topics, and a -- [inaudible] thank you. >> right in the front here. >> yeah, this is a defense oriented also, bill tucker. we represent a number of financial services companies that have gone into india with apparent ease, but the defense companies have a problem, our defense companies to come and that they have to hire someone, get them in office before they even do anything. and that's a barrier to our company entering the country. and so if you could ease that barrier i think the u.s. defense companies would explore the market at least, you know, more frequently. spent and we will take one more right here, then we will move over. >> thank you very much. minister, thank you for that wonderful presentation. i come from eu agency in brussels. the one part of your speech related to the economic trade relations, where unusually i would say that the tone of the discussion probably if you make it in brussels would be more positi
of the international community to condemn this test by north korea. i'm particularly looking to china, of course, to join in that condemnation, and they are a pivotal -- they have ativitial role in influencing the future here for north korea. that's an extremely dangerous situation for us, and the chie news have significant influence over it. we need to use it. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and thank each and all of you for your service to the country and your extraordinary performance under very, very difficult conditions. not only fiscal conditions, but, obviously, the nation remains at war, and you are caring for the men and women in uniform has impressed me beyond words. your dedication to them whether it's health care or family, we often say here that our people are our most important asset, and you have lived that concept in the way you have led by example, and i am very, very grateful to you. on that score, i want to ask you, secretary carter, in terms of people, you outline in your testimony the effects on tricare, that it may mean cuts of two to three billion dollars, and t
of what's going on in this industry? >> eventually you will want china to own all our airports. we are not selling. mr. kendig, do you plan to keep mr. johnson at -- he will continue to work for the merged airline? >> yeah. 's that i don't know. you want to work at the new airline? >> i absolutely do. >> good, because i don't want to waste ribs on him. >> elvis didn't leave memphis. there will be plenty of people still going to. >> the ceo -- >> we will leave this program to go live to the floor of the u.s. senate. senators gavel in for a period of morning business. later today they may move to the nomination of jack lew to be the next treasury secretary. reports also indicate that lawmakers are working off the floor in an agreement to consider a pair of supposed replacement measures. one from democrats and one from republicans. and, of course, those automatic spending cuts are set to go into effect this coming friday. this is live coverage of the u.s. senate here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. today's prayer will be offered by reverend ronald l d
is not appropriate for every situation, and what they have is not a continuous fence like the great wall of china. they have a series of barriers that make it difficult to come across or make it more likely that you're going to be caught. and what happens a lot in this debate is that there's a static idea of the border. the border is dynamic, and the enforcement has to be dynamic. what you have to realize is as they enforce different sectors, the challenge moves to a different place. so the border patrol closed off the -- or made tighter -- the urban areas where people were coming across in texas and especially around san diego. and this effort preceded 9/11. okay. so when they closed that off because people could come through a drainpipe in san diego and disappear and get away with it pretty quickly. so they made that tighter, they lowered the instance of illegal crossings, so what did the illegals do? they went to arizona. so now they're crossing through the desert. then we've now made it tighter in arizona, now the rio grande valley is more of a challenge. so it's a dynamic issue. it's kind of
overwhelmed either by europe writ large, the eu or china somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exist in the world. they are no longer i think worried about our economy being overwhelmed beyond our shores. but, and i don't think there is no, very little doubt in any circles out there about america's ability to be in position to lead the world in the 21st century. not only in terms of our foreign policy, our incredible defense establishment, but economically. i think the american people are ready to get up as a civil rights leader when i was coming up as a kid said, the american people are just tired of being tired. get up and move. you guys know that because it's happening in your state. you're probably feeling it in your fingertips more than most of us do here in washington. and as i said i think they know we're better positioned than any of the nation in the world to lead the world. and that's what i think they are so frustrated by what they see and don't see happening here in washington. and i think their frustration is turning into a little bit of anger. i found an inte
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